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Flashback Friday – Ben Sickler 1996 Rochester Honker

Ben Sickler – St. Scholastica University
1996 Rochester Honkers
Photo of Ben in Recent Newspaper Article

What’s your favorite memory while playing for the Rochester Honkers?
BS: 1996 All-Star game, walking out to the mound for the save in Waterloo. And winning the division and playing for league championship.

What's your favorite non playing memory from your time with the Rochester Honkers (Host Family, Experience, Bus Ride, etc.)
BS: Rochester Athletic Club pass and Pre game AWA wrestling starring Sheik Adnan el Casey

Who was your favorite teammate when you played for the Rochester Honkers and why?
BS: Scott Poepard – Was so talented and made the game look so easy. Plus he was good at schmoozing the bartenders for free post game beverages.

What has happened to you since you left Rochester and what are you doing now?
BS: Graduated college, got married, had 3 children. Currently a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at FirstLight Health System in Mora, MN

What was your biggest realization while playing for the Rochester Honkers?
BS:
That I better pursue my education. The interest from professional baseball teams for 5'9" pitchers is nil!